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BTS' Suga's new hairstyle goes viral; BTS bares new 'Butter' collection

Kristofer Purnell - Philstar.com
BTS' Suga's new hairstyle goes viral; BTS bares new 'Butter' collection
BTS' Suga
Suga via Instagram

MANILA, Philippines — Fans of K-pop supergroup BTS have been ecstatic for several days now after one of the group's members, Suga, posted a new photo of his growing hairstyle.

Suga, whose real name is Min Yoongi but also uses the stage name Agust D, posted on November two black-and-white photos of his face nearly covered by his messy, curly hair.

As of writing, the post has reached 10.3 million likes, but as he frequently does, the K-pop artist limited the number of allowable comments.

Two weeks prior to that photoset, Suga previously posted two other photos of his hair, this time, his face bathed in light. That post recently surpassed nine million likes on Instagram.

Both photosets were taken by Korean professional photographer Yeongjun Kim, which led fans to believe that Suga has an upcoming official pictorial.


A post shared by SUGA of BTS ??? (@agustd)

Almost immediately after Suga posted his curly hair photos, the words "Suga" and "HIS HAIR" began trending on Twitter.

Another trending word brought about by Suga's photos was "Holly," Suga's brown toy poodle to which ARMY drew comparisons in their appearance; fans also compared Suga's new look with fellow BTS members Jin and Jungkoook.

Among the members of BTS, Suga rarely posts and makes public apperances. 

Jin will be the first member of BTS to enlist for South Korea's mandatory military service, then Suga, Jungkook, and the rest will follow suit.

As such BTS have informed fans that no new music may not be available from the group until 2025, though individually, the K-pop artists have been releasing their own projects and collaborations.

Among BTS' latest collaborations is the second collection with international luggage and travel accessories label Samsonite. 

Samsonite RED, the global contemporary casual bag brand, launched the new ‘BTS Butter’ collaboration collection that reflects the theme of BTS’ song “Butter,” along with the "Butter RECIPE" campaign. This marks the second meeting of Samsonite RED and BTS.

Featuring a total of 15 products including luggage, backpacks, crossbody bags, tote bags and travel accessories with designs of a "melting butter" image, the collection is greatly inspired by the energy of BTS’ song “Butter.”

BTS’ “Butter” spent a total of 10 weeks atop on the Billboard "Hot 100" chart, and the song’s music video had recently surpassed 810 million views on YouTube.

The collection features an eye-catching yellow and black combination - a key theme of the song “Butter.” The luggage, which embodies a melting butter design, comes with several customization options for customers to embark on a personalization journey for extra uniqueness. Each luggage is equipped with the printed graphic motifs wheel caps that represent the song “Butter,” as well as a DIY (do-it-yourself) customization kit that allows customers to interchange the components including the logo plate, luggage handle and wheel caps. 

The collection includes three different types of multi-purpose tote bags that are perfect for daily use. The Expandable Tote Bag that has an iconic “Butter” logo on the bottom can be transformed into a black mini tote bag by collapsing the bottom with a center zip. The lightweight and portable ‘Packable Tote Bag’ which is available in yellow and black, can be easily folded and stored in the inner pocket for daily convenience.

BTS Butter collaboration collection builds upon the message of hope that travel wishes will come true as the world steps closer to the long-awaited reopening phase. The range of products will follow a global roll-out of releases throughout the second half of 2022, starting with the exclusive release in Korea and selected Asia countries/regions on October 6, followed by the rest of Asia on October 26, and North America in December 2022.

To celebrate the second collaboration with BTS’ song, Samsonite RED unveils its "Butter RECIPE" campaign video. The campaign video draws inspiration from the song “Butter” by BTS & it offers its audience a tasteful and conceptual journey of turning sweet and smooth butter into unique items using red kitchen tools that symbolize Samsonite RED. The video will be released on official Samsonite RED website, YouTube, Out-Of-Home channels, and other social media platforms. 

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